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According to the industry-generated 247Composite, following is Alabama's highest ranked commitments from 2008, which was the Tide's heralded class, through 2013. Very interesting to see this listed ranked in order:
National Rank according to 247Composite:
#2. Cyrus Koundgio (2011)
#3. Julio Jones (2008) *** drafted #6 overall
#3. Laremy Tunsil (2013) *** Not committed but a top remaining target. UGA leads Bama at this time.
#6. Trent Richardson (2009) *** drafted #3 overall
#7. Ha-Ha Clinton Dix (2011)
#7. Landon Collins (2012)
#13. Dre Kirkpatrick (2009) *** drafted #17 overall
#13. O.J Howard (2013)
#14. Dee Milliner (2010)
#17. Robert Foster (2013) *** Not committed but a top remaining target. Bama and Pitt lead.
#17. Nico Johnson (2009)
#17. Eddie Williams (2012)
#21. Tyler Love (2008) *** no sig playing time
#22. Tony Conner (2013) *** Not committed but a top remaining target. Ole Miss and Bama lead.
#26. Derrick Henry (2013)
#26. B.J Scott (2008) *** no sig playing time
#28. T.J. Yeldon (2012)
#28. D.J. Fluker (2009)
#29. Trey Depriest (2011)
Other: (247Composite high 4 star prospects)
#75. Mark Barron (2008) *** drafted #7 overall
#96. Courtney Upshaw (2008) *** drafted #35 overall
#204. Marcell Dareus (2008) *** drafted #3 overall
#211. Mark Ingram (2008) *** drafted #28 overall
#251. Dont'a Hightower (2008) *** drafted #25 overall
*** Did you know? Cyrus Koundjio is the most decorated recruit to sign with Alabama over the past 5 classes.
*** As the 247Composite demonstrates, the recruiting industry has done a pretty dang good job ranking Alabama commits.
*** Hard to argue that player development under Nick Saban isn't the best in college sports over the past 3-5 years.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Lucky 22 months ago
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It certainly bodes well for the future... over half of our best recruits of the Saban era will be on the team next season?
Thanks Lucky, now if we can land those on your list, not yet signed. RTR
Lucky, care to elaborate on this statement? Not sure if you mistyped and it was supposed to be "isn't" the best or if your point was he is recruiting so well. I'm not nitpicking here, just curious to get your thoughts because seems to me he's doing both better than anyone else.
My uneducated opinion is he recruits the best and is also the best as developing talent. Proof is in the putting :) with Alabama's on field and draft successes. Roll Tide!
It always seems like our more highly touted recruits are on the defensive side of the ball (though really, it's hard to be considered "highly touted" when you're a top recruit in a class filled with 4 and 5 stars lol) but this list shows that it's split pretty evenly between offensive and defensive players. Awesome list Lucky, thanks for sharing.
This post was edited by SaBear 22 months ago
I figured so...thanks.
You knew what he meant when you called him out. lol
That is some good stuff lucky! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome info Lucky!!
Tyler Love gets me every time. He was sure
fire. Just goes to show, sometimes plans and reality clash. All it takes is rolling an ankle here or twisting a knee there.
Roll Tide all across the USA!!!!
Nice info, thanks Lucky!
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